Earl Eugene “Doc” Meng, 91, of Lodi, formerly of Jeromesville, died peacefully in his sleep Saturday, December 1, 2012, at the Hospice of North Central Ohio in Ashland. He was born in Ashland County, to Clarence and Minnie Meng on May 9, 1921.
He graduated from Jeromesville High School and, feeling strongly about service to his Country, he entered the Army Air Corps and fought in World War II in the European and North African Theatres. After his military service, he was married on December 1, 1945, to Martha Donelson, who survives.
A lifelong member of the agricultural community, his career started at the Jeromesville Elevator and then advanced to sales with Allied Mills. After a successful career in sales, Earl took the position of Manager of the Salona Supply in Salem. Wishing to move closer to the area in which he was a fifth generation family member, he took the position of General Manager of the Lodi Equity, retiring in 1985.
Earl supported his community serving as superintendent of Sunday Schools at his church, member of the Jeromesville Board of Education and past president of Lexington Ruritan Club. Earl was a Master Mason in the Harrisville Masonic Lodge. He developed many lifelong friendships from his interests in hunting, golf, and enjoyment of sports.
Earl will be deeply missed by his wife of 67 years, Martha; his children, Kennard (Jill) of Jeromesville, Philip of Lodi, Kathy Piatt-Hitt of Butler, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Tracy and Drew Meng, Todd and Keith Meng, Katti Meng-Boreman, Jessica Meng Fulton, Jason, Andrew, and Mya Hitt; 13 great-grandchildren; brothers, Stanley (Delores) and Jerry (Mary Ann) Meng of Jeromesville; sisters, Pauline Eggerton of Ashland, Maxine Smith of Houston, Texas, and Shirley Burrell of Ashland; and many nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Markel and Betty Roseborough.
Calling hours will be 4 until 7 P.M., Wednesday, December 5, 2012, and one hour prior to services at Fickes Funeral Home, 84 N. High Street, Jeromesville, 44840, where funeral services will be 12 P.M., Thursday, December 6, 2012. Reverend Robert Holmes will officiate. Burial will be at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Road, Rittman, 44270.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House, 1050 Dauch Drive, Ashland, OH 44805.
Online condolences may be made at www.fickesfuneralhome.com
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